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Elegant Leather Belt Shows Final Level of Super Mario Bros.

Julia of Saluki Feathers makes handcrafted leather dog collars for the ritziest canines of high society. She used those skills to make this belt showing the entire last level of Super Mario Bros. She’s thinking about taking custom orders for other games with a similar horizontal format. Link-via Nerdcore

Jump!

Photo: Andrew Biraj/Reuters You can see that the child in the photo is gleefully jumping from a pile of scrap leather goods in this poignant photograph by Andrew Biraj, taken in a tannery in [...]

Fashionable Leather Chainsaw Bag

This super chic leather chainsaw shaped bag by (you guessed it!) Facetasm is made to cut down the competition without the need for fossil fuels or a ripcord start. Shameless in both the bold power tool styling and the in your face branding, this bag doesn’t need to saw through trees because it just looks cool [...]

Batman Armor-Medieval Style

This full leather suit of Batman styled armor may not stop bullets or sharp swords, but it looks badass enough to put fear into the hearts of bad guys, so I’m sure it will serve old Batsy just fine when he hits the streets dirt roads. The medieval version of Batman lives by the credo speak [...]

Hello Kitty Patent Leather Bow Clutch

Hello Kitty Patent Leather Bow Clutch – $39.95 Are you looking for a sophisticated gift for a Hello Kitty enthusiast? Get them the whimsical Hello Kitty Patent Leather Bow Clutch from the NeatoShop. This gorgeous red and black faux patent leather bag comes with a removable wrist strap. The receiver will love the beautiful quilted details. Be [...]

Unique Hand Stitched Leather Bowser

What could possibly make such a cool looking Bowser figure, complete with movable arms, wrists and head and hammer, even cooler? Make him out of leather. This rugged little version of the big bad boss carries a price tag worthy of his royal stature-$300, over at the artist Megan’s custom toy site. This may be [...]

All-Leather Harley

This all-leather chopper was made in 2000 by Japan’s Red Moon, a company that specializes in leather products. This ¾-scale replica took 20 craftspeople more than two years to complete. Wheels, frame, headlight, spark plug boots, chain, fuel valve, even the tools in the tool bag are all made of leather! You can see this and other motorcycling [...]

Why Did Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets?

This is sort of a trick question, as they technically didn’t wear “helmets,” but leather “flight caps” that covered the head and ears. These kept the pilots from getting too cold or going deaf while flying with their cockpit canopies open, which they sometimes did to get a better view when taking off, landing, or [...]

The No-Budget Diner’s Guide

As the economy sputters, everyone’s looking for new ways to save on food. So, we’ve collected a whole bunch of no-budget meal ideas for those of you daring enough to scrimp. 1. Tree Bark A classic meal of human desperation, tree bark has become a must-have meal during periods of scarcity. But you don’t have to eat [...]

World’s Oldest Shoe

For lovers of fashion, it’s the ultimate vintage shoe.Created more than 5,500 years ago at the dawn of civilisation this perfectly preserved brown leather lace-up is the oldest shoe in the world.It was created from a piece of cow hide 1,000 years before the Great Pyramid of Giza and stitched together with leather thread.The size [...]